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1 Promise Council Project Mitch Stebel Dan Willard Jody Dickerson Tyler Donahue Peggy Miles Laura Curtis

2 Trivia Source: Alliance for Education Excellence On a National level, ____% of students fail to graduate on time?

3 Trivia Source: Alliance for Education Excellence 30% nationally, up to around 20% locally Biggest factor is Low Socio-Economic Status (Low SES) Every 26 seconds, another student gives up on school

4 Trivia Source: Alliance for Education Excellence 1 out of ____ students in our community receive a free or reduced school lunch?

5 Trivia Source: Alliance for Education Excellence 1 out of 3 Studies have shown that it is difficult for children to learn while hungry For many students, these are the only consistent meals they receive

6 Trivia Source: Alliance for Education Excellence What percentage of children in District 87 are considered Low Socio-Economic Status (Low SES)? Unit 5?

7 Trivia Source: Alliance for Education Excellence 54% in Dist. 87, 29% in Unit 5 Decrease in graduation rates correlated to rise in Low SES population Much less likely to receive academic support at home

8 Promise Council Background America’s Promise Alliance President’s Summit for America’s Future Focus on youth as a national priority Colin L. Powell Promise places Five promises

9 The Five Promises Caring Adult Safe Places Healthy Start Effective Education Opportunity to help others

10 Mission Statement Connecting community resources to the specific needs of students identified by teachers and school staff to remove barriers to learning

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12 Promise Council Objectives Providing more adult mentors for students Increasing opportunities for parental engagement Meeting physical needs of students when they stand in the way of academic achievement

13 Local Promise Councils Pepper Ridge Elementary Cedar Ridge Elementary Oakdale Elementary Bloomington Junior High School Kingsley Junior High School Evans Junior High School

14 1414 Why we chose the Promise Council… Research Individual Research Conference Call Meetings Common Goal Children, specifically children in need Specific organization McLean County Needs Met with individuals to explore District 87 and Unit 5 Needs Reviewed options Promise Council

15 So, how can our group help? Providing more adult mentors for students Increasing opportunities for parental engagement Meeting physical needs of students when they stand in the way of academic achievement

16 Website Overview

17 The Future Getting the word out Sustaining the momentum Becoming involved The Promise Council Big Table

18 18 Getting the Word Out January Symposium Website School Participation

19 Need Help Teachers Schools Parents Community Momentum is Sustainable Promise Council

20 Village Teachers Parents Community Who benefits?

21 The Big Table Pepper Ridge Elementary Oakdale Elementary Cedar Ridge Elementary Evan’s Jr. High (in progress ) Kingsley Jr. High (Needs a Champion ) BJHS

22 Further Promotion

23 Promising Results

24 Sign up to volunteer Mentor a child Serve on a Promise Council at a local school Help start a new Promise Council at a school Donate supplies or other items needed SPREAD THE WORD! Educate others about the Promise Council. The Future Lies With You!

25 Questions? Promise Council website


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